21 Best Movies On Shudder To Send Chills Up Your Spine

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This week is all about 21 of the  best movies on shudder to keep you peeking from behind the blanket all winter long.

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Hello, all my fellow weirdos and misfits! Welcome to my little cozy corner of the web, Booked and Bewitched, where we chat about all things horror, goth and mystery-related!

This week we are talking about some of the best movies on Shudder to help pass your scary self-care time.

So, if you’re anything like me you wander onto Shudder and try and find out what shows are on Shudder, or what is on Shudder in general. Well, I’ve come prepared for you today. I’ve put together a shudder movie list for you in hopes it’ll make things a little simpler.

So without further ado, let’s get into some of the best movies to watch on Shudder!  And if you need more horror-themed entertainment choices. Go check out-

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Best Movies On Shudder

1. Shudder possession movies

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horror moviesThe Cleansing Hour is hands down one of my top ten shudder original movies. It was this movie that put me on the path to becoming a Shudder subscriber. If you love a sassy demonic possession that takes going viral to a whole new meaning you have to see it.

Directed by Damien LeVeck


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Max and Drew are millennial entrepreneurs who’ve made themselves famous with a webcast they created called “The Cleansing Hour,” which streams LIVE EXORCISMS. The catch? Each exorcism is elaborately staged. Until today, when Drew’s fiance, today’s actress in the chair, turns out to be possessed! Will Max and Drew be forced to tell their 20 million viewers? Or are they the pawns in a greater demonic conspiracy?

2. Found footage on shudder

found footage on shudder

horror moviesDeadstream is not only funny, but it’s also got some epic jump scares in it. One second you’re laughing and the next you jump out your skin. It is an amazing found footage shudder original and a must-watch for all the ghost hunting show lovers out there.

Directed by Joseph Winter, Vanessa Winter

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Deadstream follows a disgraced internet personality who tries to win back his followers by livestreaming himself at an abandoned haunted house. When he accidentally unleashes a vengeful spirit, his comeback event becomes a real-time fight for his life.

3. Best devil movie

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horror moviesI had no idea what The Autopsy Of Jane Doe was until one of my favorite gamers talked about it. It is hands down one of the most disturbing movies on Shudder, once you get through to the end and think about what you’ve just watched.

Directed by Andre Ovredal

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Coroners are mystified by an unidentified corpse until a series of terrifying events make it clear: Jane Doe may not be dead.

4. Best thrillers on shudder

best thrillers on shudder

horror moviesSo if you love Mary Shelly and have been looking for one of the best psychological thrillers on Shudder, you must watch A Nightmare Wakes. 

Directed by Nora Unkel


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Inspired by the torrid love affair of Mary and Percy Shelley as Mary wrote her famous novel, Frankenstein. As Mary writes, the characters of her novel come to life and begin to plague her relationship with Percy. Soon, she must choose between true love and her literary masterpiece.

5. Shudder witch movies

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horror moviesVery recently I have discovered I have a love of Asian horror movies, and Satan’s Slaves is a must-watch if you are the same. This puts a new spin on the occult and the repercussions with great twists and turns.

Directed by Joko Anwar


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When a famous singer dies from a mysterious illness, her family feels her presence linger, and a horrifying saga begins. Rini and her siblings care for their sick mother in the countryside, but after the matriarch passes away, evil entities terrorize and even possess the family. To protect her little brothers, Rini traces back the roots of the evil and learns the horrifying truth.

6. Shudder TV shows

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horror moviesIf you’ve never seen the Dragula Shudder TV show, you have to give it a go. This is not your typical drag show, and for all the horror lovers out there, it’s a must-see.

Hosted by The Boulet Brothers


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This reality competition show features monster drag artists from around the world competing for a chance to win $100,000 and the title of “Dragula, The World’s Next Drag Supermonster”

7. Epic shudder slashers

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So this may just be one of the best 90-minute horror movies on Shudder. Ruin Me is a great watch for all of you who dream of a Crystal Lake vacation.

Directed by Preston DeFrancis


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Six strangers sign up for a slasher movie re-enactment, in which they are dropped into the woods and pursued by knife-wielding assassins. But when the body count becomes real, Alexandra must unravel the mystery of who is responsible if she wants to survive the ordeal.

8. Vampire movies on shudder

vampire movies on shudder

horror moviesImagine my shock and happiness to come across this vampire TV show on Shudder, as I was getting my Christmas reading list ready. Not only is the book on my TBR but now I get to watch the cinema adaptation after.

Based on Joe Hill’s New York Times best-selling novel of the same name

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It follows Vic McQueen, a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx. Manx is a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children and then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted place of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

9. Shudder found footage

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horror moviesTypically when a shudder series gets to the third or fourth installment things are starting to get weird and uninteresting. Hell House LLC Origins did not fall into that black hole and kept me on the edge of my seat and nervous until the very end.

Directed by Stephen Cognetti

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Internet sleuths travel to Carmichael Manor in Rockland County, NY – the site of the 1989 Carmichael family murders. They find a terror that’s lurked in the shadows long before Hell House LLC.

10. Nicolas Cage’s scary movie

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horror moviesCan we all just admit that we enjoy Nicholas Cage’s antics and move on? He does such an amazing job in The Color Out Of Space and it is a must-watch for all the Nick Cage horror movie lovers out there.

Directed by Richard Stanley


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After a meteorite lands in their front yard, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling an extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, and turns their lives into a living nightmare.

11. Best 80s horror movies streaming

best 80s horror movies streaming

horror moviesHellraiser and Puppet Masters was my intro to the horror world as a kid, he explains a lot. But be it the book or the film, Hellraiser is my absolute favorite and the Best 80s horror movie streaming. 

Directed by Clive Barker


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A puzzle box reveals a realm of sadistic monsters led by a being named Pinhead, who tortures the depraved man who unlocks it. Escaping Pinhead’s wrath, what remains of Frank hides out in his attic, until a chance encounter leads him to enlist his brother’s wife Julia, with whom he had a passionate affair, to lure victims home so Frank can feed off their blood. Clive Barker’s essential 80s classic offered audiences weary of slashers a thrilling new alternative: a sexually charged horror fantasy with a villain more terrifying” and goth” than Freddy or Jason.

12. Best psychological thrillers on shudder

best psychological thrillers on shudder

horror moviesIf you are a classic gothic horror lover, you have to watch Carmilla. It may be one of the best psychological thrillers on Shudder, and the book is a classic. 

Directed by Emily Harris


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Isolated from the outside world, fifteen-year-old Lara lives in seclusion on a vast country estate with her father and strict governess Miss Fontaine. Late one evening, a mysterious carriage crash brings a young girl into their home to recuperate. Lara immediately becomes enchanted by this strange visitor who arouses her curiosity and awakens her burgeoning desires.

13. Best cult classic horror movies

best cult classic horror movies

horror moviesSo I’m fairly certain Silent Night, Deadly Night one and two are Christmas traditions for many of us. But maybe you aren’t a 90s kid and missed out, so let me be the first to welcome you to the club, and watch out for Santas.

Directed by Lee Harry

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Oh, it’s Garbage Day in this notorious cult sequel to the essential Santa slasher. Carrying the terrifying memory of his brother Billy’s death, Ricky is released from an asylum, ready to continue the family tradition of Christmas carnage.

14. Best monster movies streaming

best monster movies streaming

horror moviesIs there anything better than a Christmas Creepshow? While there will always be a soft spot in me for the original, shudders new take on the Crypt Keeper brings the childhood memories on.

Directed by Greg Nicotero


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Robert Weston has noticed some odd changes lately that his doctors can’t explain. The only explanation for his symptoms is that he might be… a werewolf. In search of an answer, he discovers an unusual support group where others can help him learn the truth, but what he discovers is far more sinister than he could have ever imagined. The rag-tag group of misfits must band together to fight the assassin who has been hunting them for centuries.

15. Scary Woods movies

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horror moviesIs there anything scarier than being isolated with your ex’s family who don’t like you? I doubt it, and The Apology puts all of us in that awful head space.

Directed by Alison Star Locke


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Trapped with her ex-brother-in-law by a dangerous storm, a recovering alcoholic finds herself caught between reason and ruthless instinct as a battle of wits escalates into a violent game of revenge.

16. Shudder zombie movies

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horror moviesWhile on the older side, The Lords Of Salem is a must-see for horror lovers. It’s got just enough humor in it to keep it from being too heavy, but still a classic must-see.

Directed by Rob Zombie


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Heidi, a radio DJ from Salem, is plagued by bizarre nightmares of vengeful witches after playing a mysterious record by a group known as The Lords. When the record becomes a huge hit, Heidi and her colleagues receive tickets for the band’s next gig, but upon arrival find that the show goes beyond anything they could have imagined.

17. Shudder watch party

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horror moviesThis underrated gem is a shudder watch party top choice. Now I may be a little biased as the twist in this one hits very close to home. Either way, it’s an amazing film and I highly recommend it.

Directed by Keith Thomas


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After agreeing to be an overnight shomer (a Jewish practice in which a person watches over the body of a recently deceased community member), a young man who’s lost his faith discovers the house in which he’s sitting the vigil hides a dark and terrifying secret.

18. Shudder TV series

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horror moviesSo love it or hate it, Deadhouse Dark is a shudder TV series you should give a go if you enjoy horror anthologies. If you enjoy a murder puzzle situation I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one.

Shudder Original


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In six interconnected short tales of terror, a woman receives a ‘mystery box’ from the dark web. Each item within will gradually reveal a dark and troubling truth.

19. Shudder original horror movies

shudder original horror movies

horror moviesIf you need a horror comedy to keep you company, Scare Package 2 is a great choice. It’s campy and gory enough to keep the horror lovers happy, while also being funny enough to keep it light and enjoyable for the non-horror lovers.

Directed by Aaron B. Koontz, Alexandra Barreto, Anthony Cousins, Jed Shepherd, Rachele Wiggins

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In the even more meta sequel to SCARE PACKAGE, the attendees of Rad Chad’s funeral awake in a SAW-style escape room. As the anthology segments and bodies pile up, the group must use their horror film knowledge to survive.

20. Shudder Asian horror

shudder Asian horror

horror movies Lingering is on my list to watch over winter break and honestly, I can’t get enough shudder Asian horror. This one takes place in a haunted hotel, which is just another mark in the win category for me.

Directed by Yoon Eun-kyoung


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Seeking support as the guardian of her younger sibling, Yoo-mi returns to a small hotel, run by a family friend. As bizarre incidents creep up in her mother’s old room, Yoo-mi will have to unravel the supernatural mystery and discover the truth before it’s too late.

21. Horror movies everyone should see

horror movies everyone should see

horror moviesThe Relic is a horror movie that everyone should see. I can honestly say that this is the only horror movie to have me jumping out of my skin and bawling like a baby in one film. Needless to say, it hits on some very troubling and sad topics.

Directed by Natalie Erika James


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When elderly mother Edna, inexplicably vanishes, her daughter Kay and granddaughter Sam rush to their family’s decaying country home, finding clues of her increasing dementia scattered around the house in her absence. After Edna returns just as mysteriously as she disappeared, Kay’s concern that her mother seems unwilling or unable to say where she’s been causes both to sense that an insidious presence in the house might be taking control of her.

This week was all about 21 of the best movies on Shudder to keep you peeking from behind the blanket all winter long.

best horror movies on shudder

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